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in baltimore county. five of them have been in baltimore city. many of the victims have had underlying heart problems. and it certainly underscores how dangerous this heat can be. >> reporter: the death toll keeps rising across maryland, during one of the longest stretches of temperatures above 95 degrees in state history. and those who have to work outside are doing their best to stay hydrated and safe. >> it can get pretty hectic. have to drink a lot of fluids. have to keep you balanced. >> it's very, very bad. but we work because i need money. i need to pay the bills. i need --ue know. -- you know. we need work. >> reporter: most of the deaths have been in baltimore city, men, over 65, with heart problems. but no one is immune from the danger. >> the longer this goes on, as people become sort of used to it, they may lose sight of the fact that it continues to be a real hazard. >> we want to avoid any deaths at all. and if people stay cool and hydrated, we can avoid those negative outcomes. >> he's the biggest problem. pavement gets really hot. i try to keep really short walks. >> reporter
... a majority of the outages are in baltimore city. city.here's a look at the latest numbers... total- anne arundel-baltimore city- baltimore county- the damaging weather comes as more than 300 thousand people are preparing to attend artscape in the city. city. joel d. smith is live on the charles street bridge to see how the exhibits and tents survived the storm. good morning joel d. america's largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. artscape 350,000+ attendees over arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over arts festival, attracting america's largest free america's largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. artscape artists, 3 stages... 17 generators350k one hour earlier... 3 coming up... the number of whooping cough cases is expected to hit a record high this year. we'll tell you why... and the group of people who are most at risk. and we're continuing to follow breaking news out of colorado... where a shooting at a midnight showing of the new batman movie... leaves at least 14 people dead.the latest we're learni
it will continue to monitor the hot spottings -- spots. >>> pret ty soon baltimore city police will get help from thousands of electronic eyes. the new systems will allow businesses and residents to incorporate their security cameras into the city watch system. officers will be able to access registered camera systems in an area near a crime. >>> the man charged with killing unarmed florida teenager trayvon martin is speaking out about that faithful night. george zimmerman and his attorney talked about the killing. his regrets and he reached out to the teen's parents. randall pinkston has the latest for wjz. >> i do wish that there was something, anything i could have done that wouldn't have put me in the position where i had to take his life. >> george zimmerman says his confrontation with trayvon martin didn't last long before martin started throwing punches. in an interview zimmerman recould wanted how martin a-- recounted how martin approached him shortly after he called police about a suspicious person last february. >> he asked me what my problem was. i looked up and he punched me and broke
. >> protesters rallied against proposed tax breaks for the superblock project in west baltimore. the city board of estimates gave a thumbs-up to the project. the waiver would be followed by five years of incremental tax increases. the dispute between the mayor and joan pratt continues. pratt contends she is circumventing the procurement process using the phone equipment. >> what do i want a response to her comment. the contract saves the city money. >> in motion for a new phone system contract with ibm was -- >> the attorney for julius henson wants his client released from jail. his attorney filed a request citing the health of henson's mother. he is serving a 60-day jail sentence. a judge has denied that request. -- will learn the before the findings are release, at several key figures are defending themselves in the court of public opinion. we have the latest from state college, pennsylvania. >> as jerry sandusky sits in a jock, some 08 another verdict. >> the mandate is clear. >> and state hired louis free -- ree. state hired louis fo >> this examination will look into any gaps and -- >> the
. >>> this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com, baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> deadly weather, scorching summer temperatures kill. >> tonight, the race to get power back on for thousands as the heat rises. >>> hello, everyone. >> here's what people are talking about tonight. >> a heat wave takes over maryland. today the sun sizzled with temperatures approaching 100 degrees, making it extremely uncomfortable to be outside. no electricity. tonight, late rainstorms knocked out power to hundreds of fragile homes that had just been restored. wjz is live with extensive coverage. let's begin live in north baltimore with the latest on just how deadly this weather has been. >> reporter: it's hard to believe it's been nearly a week since this storm hit and debris like this still litters the street with triple digit temperatures and power outages, eight heat-related deaths have been reported in maryland. medics rushed to help davis, he and wiz wife stuck in their sweltering apartment with no power. >> i had a heat
. and in baltimore city, there's the sink hole we are dealing with on the east side. so east monument street is shut down between wolf street and patterson park avenue. it's expected to be finished. the repairs are expected to be finished sometime next week. so in the meantime, stick with or liens street as your alter -- orleans street as an alternate. >>> her face is bruised and stitched up and sprirt spirit ferocious. >> a 74-year-old woman attacked in her home but was not going to be a victim. >> linda so joins with us the brave story and the effort to find the woman who did this to her. >> reporter: the suspect is still out there. but the 74-year-old is back home from the hospital. she says she wasn't about to give into the rob here attacked her in her home before we show you the -- robber who attacked her in her home. be we show you we want to -- before we hoe you we want to warn you it's -- we show you we want to tell you this graphic. she live in the valley communityin cockeysville and said hello, to a woman and the woman turned around. that alarmed her and she went back to her house and walk
of increased competition. >> we believe we can take the money and put it in baltimore city, and divide it out, and the percentages were baltimore city would get its full expectation of money. >> the delegation will meet in a week to scrutinize the bill. the governor will decide if a special session should be called. >> 76 degrees. and we are a week away from the start of the olympic games but not everybody is ready for the competition. >> george zimmerman speaks out for the first time since shooting trayvon martin. what he had to say. >> here is a look at traffic. things moving smoothly. volumes are still light at this hour. we will get a closer a book when we c >> 81 degrees downtown at the inner harbor. that is our live shot. the sun will be coming up in 15 minutes. there will be some clouds in the sky and a chance for rain. you have to worry about a shower or thunderstorm. other than that no other concerns. waves about 1 foot. the next high tide is at 7:29. just about anyone with a chance for a shower, especially as we go toward the afternoon. much cooler today, relatively speaking. highs
. >> this is millions of dollars for the state of maryland fork prince george's county and baltimore city. >> reporter: baker wants governor o'malley to call a special session of the legislature in order to expand the number of gaming sites in maryland from five for six and put that new casino at the national harbor in prince george's. >> i feel like progress is being made. >> reporter: but the governor won't call a special session at least until he has agreement from house leaders like speaker michael bush who has said he doesn't think expanded gambling would pass right now. the governor is prying to ease political rivalry among competing counties by creating a new gambling commission which would decide on things like gaming tax rates. >> perhaps now, there is the opportunity for the house leadership to coalesce around their leader and, if so, we could get this done, i think, and in pretty short order. >> reporter: while we can't tell you if or what governor o'malley would call a special session on gambling, what we can tell you is that not everybody is on board with this idea especially the people w
-- this is not a one state problem. this is a national problem. >> baltimore's city crumbling system supplies the entire region. >> even with water rates going up 9% and $300 million in replacement pipe going on in the next 5 years many fear it's not enough to keep up with the ageing system. >> the senator wants a federal trust fund. >> there's an ongoing degregs of these systems and it's putting our human health at risk. >> a temp raur -- temporary water system finally allowed businesses to reopen. >> they need to fix them, repair them and replace them. other wise, this is going to happen a lot. using high-tech equipment this was a bigger main that was discovered about to crack prompting people to conserve water while it's fixed. >> if we can make repairs and replacement prior to an emergency arises that's always the best approach. >> many wonder when and where will the next emergency strike. >> reporter: regarding the continuing work here downtown, i asked if they were sticking to their 3 week estimate and they said yes but it's like when you go to the mechanic with the car and get under th
at the updated numbers. baltimore county still has it the worst with nearly 20,000 out. baltimore city, howard county and anne arundel county are also hit hard. in total, about 44,000 bge customers are without power right now. >> well, here's more frustrating news for those in the dark. this heat is growing more intense. emergency rooms are starting to fill up with patients who are dehydrated or worse. monique griego has late word on moredeaths linked to this receipt heat wave. >> reporter: another day under a vicious sun, as triple-digit temperatures bear down on baltimore. >> the humidity has made it unbearable. doesn't matter if you're in the shade or in the sun. >> i'm sweating water now. i feel like a walking river right now. >> reporter: people sweating it out in the city, try to refuel, create their own shade, or simply ditch a few layers in an effort to stay cool. >> it's horrible. hot and sweaty is not a good feeling. >> on the way to keep cool. umbrella, fans and water. >> reporter: but when it's in hot, the weather isn't just uncomfortable. it can be dangerous. >> we definitely see
on the issue on the november ballot. >>> under armor honors a baltimore city schoolteacher for redefining what it means to be a female athlete. kaitlyn lodis is one of four winners. she trained girls for 10 weeks until they could run 1 million and tracked all of their progress online. she now gets an underarmor sponsorship deal that includes training and athletic gear. >>> syria's president disappears as the un getting ready to vote to end the violence there. where he may have gone. >> let's hear it for the girls, actresses dominate this year's emmy dominations. >> tim williams will be back with your updated first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,, [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway: the new santa fe steak melts. get extra grande flavor with the santa fe steak & bacon melt. juicy steak, crispy bacon, and melted cheese with creamy santa fe caesar. or try adding egg for a santa fe steak, bacon & egg melt -- a favorito for breakfast but muy bueno any time of day. get to your local subway and claim your steak today -- with new santa fe steak melts. subway. eat fresh. >>> it's partly
the flashing blue light has become synonymous with baltimore city as a one-eyed mascot on a beer can. for better or worse it is baltimore and a crime fighting tool mayor stephanie rawlings-blake has been looking to double down on since her days as council president. a bet she cashed in at wednesday morning's board of estimates meeting. >> the security cameras will be used in the application. when the database is complete it will allow police and control rooms to immediately identify a particular area where a crime is. >> reporter: thanks to a donation by the abel foundation the city will now develop a way for businesses and residents to opt in to the existing city watch grid. basically giving police access to the security cameras when a crime happens near them. it's optional but could exponentially increase the reach of catching crime on tape or preventing it. >> when you give us access to the cameras inside of the locations it just further stretches our arms. it gives us more ability to solve crimes. >> reporter: the police department is on board as this new application would gi
. meghan mccorkell has the latest on the growing health concerns. >> good morning. baltimore city officials have now extended a state of emergency for another week as the heat continues to bear down on the city. >> the blazing hot sun taking its toll. >> incredibly shot. >> i have no energy. >> turn ing deadly. >> these temperatures are dangerous. >> nine heat related deaths now reported in maryland, five in baltimore city, two in montgomery county, one in wycomico and friday a new one in baltimore county. >> it's somebody's family member. that's why we tell people to prepare and check on each other. >> that's just what the city is doing. volunteers going door to door in powerless neighborhoods. another emergency command center now set up at the northern community action center. the african american festival is set to begin on saturday, forecasted to be the hottest day of the week. now organizers are are -- are are taking added pre-- are taking added precaution. >> we have missing tents. they're bring ing in cooling buses. >> with more than half a million people expected, extra ems units
floor and spread to the roof. the fire has been ruled accidental. >>> the baltimore city fire department is changing its social media guidelines. alex demetrick from the newsroom, with what is bringing about the change. alex. >> according to our media department, the baltimore sun, they are taking a second look at its rules on social media. fire department says they may soon change their rules on comments. this comes after some firefighters wrote inappropriate, insensitive, or inaccurate information on websites like twitter. some firefighters say policies could hinder their constitutional rights to free speech. the city's police force is also reportedly working on its policy as well. mary? >> sounds like complaints posted on twitter include the city's decision to close three fire companies for budgetary reasons. and the approval of a raise for baltimore's fire chief. >> nationwide outrage. a report finds that top school officials at penn state, including legendary coach joe paterno, covered up child sex abuse by jerry sandusky. joe paterno's family is file fighting back. >> we are here t
a baltimore city schoolteacher for redefining what it means to be an athlete. the teacher trained 12 girls for ten weeks until they could run a mile and track their progress online. she get an underarmor sponsorship gear. >> they can do more than run a mile. those dpicials are fit. >>> coming up, a deadly blast, 7 people killed when a bomb goes off on a bus full of israeli tourists. israel's government is vowing revenge. >> my whole body was on fire. >> man fighting against death after being bitten by a rattlesnake. >> reporter: michael phelps says this will be his last olympics. >> more chances of showers headed our way. and i'll have your complete first warning forecast coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ crows cawing ] [ male announcer ] strange things happen in the black forest. [ metallic bell toll ] [ car speeding down the road, lightning strikes ] where things aren't always what they seem. [ wolves howling ] because thrills hide in the shadows just waiting at every turn. [ coaster whoosh ] brave the black forest on verbolten. the all-new multi-launch coaster. only at busch gardens. >>>
. >> reporter: kelly, numbers don't lie. if the primary goal of baltimore city's police officer was to stop crime then his era is a step in the right direction. violent crimes, murders, and ra. in 2011, bealefeld's last year we had a little more than 9,000 report violent crimes, a 16% drop. last year's murder rated, the lowest on record since 1977. overall, crime did rise in 2011. most of that is connected to the increase in home and car burglaries. >> while the city works on a replacement, the deputy commissioner is now the acting police commissioner. he is card candidate for the full-time job. the mayor has selected a panel to pick the next chief. ken thompson was on the mayor's transition hall team. on the panel you'll find educators from johns hopkins, ron followed daniels, business leaders and president and investment of an investment firm and folks who work for city hall. >>> bealefeld is the fifth commissioner since 2000. it was headed up by ronald daniel. norris was in the position a bit longer. after norris came kevin clark who held it from 2003 to 2004. then leonard hamm from 2004
on fox.a disabled woman is suiig baltimore city community college for discrimination ... after she says a teacher called her stupi! stupid!carla dilone says she was constantly hhmiliated by her former teachers at b-c-c-c. but now she's takinn the college to school on a 10- million dollar discrimination lawsuit... and so far... she's winning!she was diagnosed with mulptiple sclerosis back in 2001...and in 2006, she enrolled in school.but now she's claiming the teachers ignored her disability needs... and even insulted her dilone filed complaints with the college... but says they went ignored. 19:15 i had to endure in front of the class her calling me stupid, telling me i'm too stupid to be in college, disability students have no business going to college 24 24last month, the court entered a "judgment by defaultt in dilone's favor ... because the school failed to respond in time. the school doesn't comment on pending litigation. the next hearing is scheduled for august 10th. shocking video.. .of a little girl fighting off her attacker in philadelphia. philadelphia.juss moments before...
? the baltimore city fire department wants new guidelines on what they can post on social media. wjz is live downtown. mike hellgren takes us behind the controversy. mike? >> reporter: mary, the department says this is not about silencing its critics. and wjz has learned union leaders will meet with department officials early next week to hash it all out. >> reporter: the latest heated battle in baltimore's fire department is over twitter. and what firetbieters can and can't post on -- firefighters can and can't post on twitter. it includes controversy over the chief's pay raise when fire companies are closing. one tweet read, save yourself. there are no medics. but you can call the mayor on her video phone. another questions how can the chief and mayor spat in your face. they say the new guidelines are notsz to re -- not to repress free speech. >> simply to establish concise guidelines and boundaries for which our members can communicate concerns. but it must be done, you know, decently and orderly. >> reporter: still, the firefighters union is troubled enough that they're meeting with lawy
thousand of them are n baltimore county... ...and about 20 thousand are in baltimore city.b-g-e as restored power to neerly 690-thousand people who loss power uring the stoom ...and its these last power problems hat may be most difficult to fix. thousands of field aad support forces..... some coming rom as far as quebec... are aggressively working to restore service to those still daak.... karen parks is live at the -g-e staging area where some of those crrws are pust coming in after a long day at work......karen? karen? there are crews here ffom canada....georgia..... flooiiaajust to name a restoring ppwer o the nearly 40 thousand still in the dark... dark.... 3 its truly a team ffort... more than four thousand bge....contract and out off staae ield and support forces will contiiue to work around the clock unttl each and everyy ccews got hhre sunday..... and all describe the restoration to be difficult......one worker frro mississippi compares it to thh restoratioo efforts afterrhurricane katrina. &p (31:09) in mississippi we had total devvstation of just ab
anne arundel county will get its money and baltimore city will get its money. >> the city delegation will meet in a week. the governor is expected to sign in the next few days. >> we have learned that authorities discovered half a dozen marijuana plants at the scene of last month's brush fire. [unintelligible] resources officials say there was evidence that the fire scene. they have made no arrests. it is unclear if the fire -- if the evacuations were related to the pot operation. we know more about the night george zimmerman shot trayvon martin. he is facing a murder charge. he spoke publicly last night in an interview on fox news channel. >> his message was clear and direct. in an interview on stocks news -- fox news, george zimmerman discussed the night he shot and killed trib and martin. -- trayvon martin. >> started bashing my head into the concrete. at he broke my nose, i started yelling for help. >> he says he and martin l. reached for the gun -- a gun he fired one time, taking the teen- ager's life. there is nothing he would have done differently, he says. >> this was all got
worker in the future. >>> baltimore city will receive more than $7 million as part as a settlement with wells fargo many they targeted minorities for subprime home loans. wells fargo will pay 4 1/2 million dollars to help people buy or renovate homes. another 3 million will go towards priority housing and foreclosure related to initiative. >>> there could be another special session turns out published reports say governor o'malley is set to meet with key state leaders next week to discuss a possibility. lawmakers would discuss the possible casino at the national harbor as well as allowing table games at the slots only casinos. >>> that is big story on abc to2 news.com -- abc2news.com a huge solar flair erupted from the sun expected -- flare erupted from the sun expected to arrive tomorrow morning. the space weather prediction center says there should minimal impact in terms of communication and disruptions to the power grids. >> bullying is not just happening to kids in classrooms. now it's moving into other places. >> employees say it is happening in the workplace. and this mornin
are in baltimore city and county. more than 4000 workers plan on working through the weekend to restore electricity. >>> george zimmerman hit an rbi double. he will go six innings and trying out the giants. >>> time to reveal the answer to our question of the morning. we ask you what do most americans say is the biggest source of stress in their lives? is it their mortgage, their in-laws or their jobs? >> the answer is their mortgage. >> just don't ask howard and mike. we'll have one more check on traffic and weather next, right here on 9news now, isolated strong storms possible. monika? >> reporter: an investigation continues of a deadly accident. of the bw parkway, southbound is reopened. no hov restrictions today. >>> cbs there morning is next with a diplomatic showdown in pakistan and more on the life and legacy of actor entertainer andy griffith. >> even when the power is out you can keep tabs on news weather and traffic. just go to twitter and follow wusa 9. >>> happy birthday, america.
following the retirement. >>> five minutes after 5:00 right now. baltimore city fire chief james crack is getting a raise. the board of estimates approved the increase yesterday at a meeting. he will receive incremental salary increases each january through 2018. the raise request comes at a time when two fire companies were forced to close due to money problems. a third one is set to close in october. >>> it is 5:05 on thursday morning. you probably heard the staying everything in -- saying everything in moderation. >> yeah this morning how moderation can benefit women especially with alcohol. >> also a bull shark scares one woman and steals her catch. lynette? >> rain showing on "good morning maryland" as of now. i'll tell you if we get some change in the forecast coming up. lauren? >> well, lynette everything is up to speed on 895 at o'donnell street. i'll let you know in that's the same case -- if that's the same case out on the beltway here on "good morning maryland." >>> nine minutes after 5:00. you have to see this. who says fishing isn't exciting? sarah was reaching in a catch
baltimore city and the 4th is from montgomery are county. remember to head to abc2news.com to find the closer cooling center in your community. >>> a new law will be signed in anne arundel county that will help future drownings, it requires a defibrillator to be installed in all public pools in the county and all lifeguards will be trained on how to use that equipment. a bill was named for conner freed, he died at the pool six years ago, if the defibrillator at that pool, she believes her son would still be alive. >>> you can certainly expect delayings along york road -- delays along york road again today. the water main broke again, so that is twice in two days. it has been fixed in one point, that's the southbound side as crews work to repair that area, so keep that a in mind if your travels take you around that area. the west coast ask you probably were asleep before that final pitch and here's what you missed, they lost to los angeles, they blew a lead but the final score was 9-7. mark reynolds and ryan flattery hit homers in the 2nd, and baltimore rather head 7-3. but the ange
baltimore city community college for discrimination ... after she says a teacher called her stupi! stupid!carla dilone says she was constantly humiliated by her former teachers at b-c-c-c. but now she's taking the college to school on a 10- million dollar discrimination lawsuit... and so far... she's winning!she was diagnosed with mulptiple sclerosis back in 2001...and in 2006, she enrolled in school.but now she's claiming the teachers ignored her disability needs... and even insulted her dilone filed complaints with the college... but says they went ignored. 19:15 i had to endure in front of the class her calling me stupid, telling me i'm too stupid to be in college, disability students have no business going to college 24 24last month, the court entered a "judgment by default" in dilone's favor ... because the school failed to respond in time. the school doesn't comment on pending litigation. the next heaaing is scheduled for august 10th. take a look at this shocking video.. .of a little girl fighting off her attacker in before... she was walking with her two year old brother... when
driving in baltimore city tonight could be very tricky because we have closure ares due to the water main break. light street closed, also east lombard. take charles street, calvert or fayette. the north side inner loop stop and go. on the west side, traffic is crawling there arnold to security boulevard. 70 westbound, that's going to be a struggle for you. northbound 95 just bumper to bumper there from the beltway on the southwest side over to the tunnel. as far as accidents go, in hartford down, emerton road. in rose dale west lexington at north carry and also patterson avenue at wall bash. let's take a live along on the beltway there. around the 83 split, plenty of heavy traffic. allow yourself some extra time to get through. this traffic report is brought to you by subway. stop in and try the santa fe bake melt. eat fresh. >>> thousands of firefighters from around the east coast are arriving in baltimore for one of the largest public safety conferences in the nation. mike schuh reports, they are issued a serious challenge right from the start. >> as the firefighters pipe and drums war
will get some hit and miss showers. let's look at the current conditions. it is dry in baltimore and around the city. the dew point is 70. we have a 30% chance for a shower or thunderstorm. not everybody will see the rain. 87 for a high temperature. i would take an umbrella just in case. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. >> good morning. a few problems to watch for. harford road, word of an accident. we're up to speak on most of the major roadways. some problems in the city. light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. monument is closed because of the sinkhole repair. we had a problem westbound 50 at the bay bridge, a disabled vehicle, and that has now cleared. 10 minutes to travel south on 95 down towards 32. we take a look near 83 at timonium road. running smoothly in both directions. those speech continue on to the j.f.x. into town -- those speeds continue on the j.f.x. into town. things a moving well at the bay bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> day four of the london olympics could be a record- breaking day for michael ph
schools in baltimore city but first, here's a look at some of the events going on around town this weekend. >> in this morning's education alert, local school systems will spend the better part of their weekend crunching numbers from m.s.a., maryland school assessments. results will be made public first thing tuesday morning. it's given to kids grade three through eight. it will give administrators a look at how well students are doing reading and in math. >> we've heard so much about the poor conditions of baltimore school buildings and the billions it will cost to fix the problem. now the city's school system is getting unexpected help. 11 education reporter tim tooten has that story. >> this middle school has been home base for these missionaries helping to spruce up dozens of city schools. >> this group of teens is from virginia, new york and connecticut. they're here in city schools cleaning and stacking and serving by choice. >> they actually pay to come to the camp and they give up a week of their summer. they just sign up and fill up the application and that's pretty much that.
and mismanagement in the agency charged with managing public housing in baltimore. the senator received a response which he says does little to end his concerns that the federal government is not holding cities like baltimore accountable. 44:06 "this is a shortcoming of the department of housing on urban development here in washington d.c. they aren't doing their job of oversight to make sure that the tax money's spent wisely" wisely"baltimore housing authority officials say the senator's concerns are baseless. a brush fire leads investigators to a drug operation on the eastern shore. paul gessler spent the afternoon on kent island.paul, what did firefighters find? marijuana plants, jeff... several of them burned up in the brush fire off romancoke road last month.others that were found were destroyed. forestry officials discovered the grow operation during last month's 50- acre brush fire. the fire threatened several homes off romancoke road.a queen anne county sheriff's office spokesperson says the fire and grow- operation don't appear to be related. linda gillis, kent island: "given the odd thin
in the plane. he survived and is recovering. >>> underarmor honors a baltimore city schoolteacher for refining what it means to be a woman athlete. she trained girls for 10 weeks until they would run 1 mile. she gets an underarmor sponsorship deal that includes training and athletic gear. stay with wjz 13, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> jeff daniels approves. he says good music. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we've been watching jeff daniels in memorable roles for three decades, like "dumb and dumber," "terms of endearment" and god of carnage. >> he takes on the role of an anchor man with personal demons. >> your father, he was an abusive alcoholic. >> i didn't say that. >> but he was, right? >> you got that in the 40 minutes that i've been sitting here that seemed like a week and a half? can i have a prescription now? >> he hit you? >> come on. >> he hit you, right? >> how many times did you see goodwill hunting? >> he hit you, yes. he hit your mother. >> yes. >> you have a brother, two sisters. he hit them, right? >> look, he didn't hit anybody once i was old enough to hit him back. >> jeff daniels
george's county and the city of baltimore can make a determination whether or not they want it. >> ride on buses, 26 montgomery county ride on buses have been taken out of service because? >> well, i made the decision yesterday to remove them permanently because we've had some problems with the champion buses in the county. we had a fire yesterday. i do not want to jeopardize the safety of our workers and our potential patrons of the ride on system so i decided to remove them. we'll look at replacement. we hope to have all of those replaced in a couple of weeks. >> with 26 buses out of service, it's going to affect residents. >> it certainly will but we hope we can get through this with minimal disruption. we're on sort of a mini holiday schedule for some of the buses now and we'll ramp it back up the next few days. >> you will. so it will be back in a couple of days. >> hope to, yes. >> thank you. it's always great to have county executive ike leggett with me. >>> congresswoman michele bachmann's allegations that the secretary of state has ties with the muslim brotherhood has some repu
at our top stories this morning. baltimore city fire chief james clack says he is serious about getting a raise for city firefighters. the board of estimates approved a contract extension and an increase of 18% in his pay over a five-year period. the move sparked outrage from union members. the chief called 98 rock that he would donate his race to a nonprofit fire foundation its rank-and-file firefighters were not issued their own pay raise next year. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> a few problems, but nothing too bad. the one accident we have at patapsco avenue, be careful there. this one is clearing from the shoulder now. eastbound 7 and hoods mill road. all lanes are open. charles street and bellona ave, traffic lights are on flash. we have the same situation south at washington boulevard. as far as delays, let's give you a live view of traffic. southbound traffic looks heavy here at 295 and 175. let's switch to a live view of j.f.x. and northern parkway. checks out just fine. over to you, tony. >> you probably noticed high, then cloud cover to start the day. we do no
at the intend sea, air and space museum in new york city. >>> and another attraction in baltimore the historic mansion house at the maryland zoo reopens today. built in 1801 the house has been a home to a restaurant, a day school and to bird. it opens tonight at 5:30. >>> can you buy local? that's the challenge and it starts on saturday. today governor o'malley is hosting a buy local cookout at government house. so this is basically what you're encouraged to do. use one locally bought product for each of your meals. >>> and check this out. a piece of toast now going in the auction block in london. looks -- okay. but this is not just any normal piece of toast. it was served to prince charles the morning of his wedding to princess diana 1981. it's expected to fetch around $800. i think the obvious question guys this morning if you're watching at home is why? >> why. >> i'd pay $1,000. >> of course you would. >> $2,000. >> our facebook question something to think about this morning. whose toast would you buy? let us know and weigh in on facebook. >> not that piece of toast. >> lauren cook is here
. that front is slowly going to sag to the south. but from new york city to philly to baltimore, even d.c., there will be a chance of additional storms today. and look at the heat in the middle of the country. so the heat wave's not exactly ending for everyone unfortunately. >> unfortunately indeed. all right, bill. thanks so much. >>> well, big blue boost its outlook, ebay profits fly and burger bad guys. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, sorry ladies. signs are all pointing to george clooney, maybe off the market. >>> coming up, walk-offs, a scary fall, and did you make money in the market yesterday? if so, i know why. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. a new york times cbs news poll finds the presidential race a virtual tie with mitt romney, 47%, president obama, 46%. 20 op f the voters say they may change their mind by november. >>> senator john mccain defended a top aide official. mccain said bachmann's attacks have, quote, no logic
on by the city of baltimore and several of its residents who said they were targeted for bad loans. >>> a new way for fight crime right on your smart phone. >> we are talking about apps, of course. a man created an app because he was fed up with being a victim. we'll show you how it all works coming up next. >>> welcome back. these days, there is a smart phone app for everything. this morning, we are talk bathe new app meant to help keep you safe. it is called prime push and it allows you to report a crime to police by hitting a button. >> the creator is a d.c. resident who has been the victim of a crime three times in the last eight months. audrey barnes explains. >> it is the lieu light in your pocket, like a little guardian angel. >> reporter: the blue light he is referring to is the glow of your smart phone equipped with a brand-new app called crime push. it is free and can be downloaded through itunes and google play stores. >> you can add picture, video are or audio evidence so the police can see exactly what air viewing. >> reporter: since it works off gps, par the might like the check-in
are currently in the upper 70s and low 1r0. 81 at reagan national. 77 in baltimore. 74 in ocean city. yesterday, ball was 104 degrees. -- we are currently in the upper 70s and low 80s. one or two sprinkles here in southern howard county maybe down towards laurel, just south of columbia. but most of the area dry. -- yesterday, baltimore was 104 degrees. we'll be watching for showers and storms later this afternoon under mostly cloudy skies. highs only in the low 90s. temperatures 10 degrees cooler than yesterday with scatrd showers and storms returning. coming up in a couple of minutes, great ask the weather guy question about dogs and can they watch tv. we've put something on facebook. can you answer that question. we've been telling you that we're changing the name of ask the weather guy soon so we've got 24 more hours with the polls open. we encan you remember you to vote because after tomorrow at 7:00 a.m., it will be too late to vote and we'll have a new name whether you like it or not. we hope to reveal the winner next week. we'll give a prize to the person who came up with the idea. >> it
to southern new england. hartford even hit 100. but this 104 in baltimore, incredible stuff there. central park, philadelphia, even by the water in atlantic city, it was 101. today is going to be cooler in this region. there could be thunderstorms and rain. temperatures will still be warm, still a little muggy. but that cooler air is making its way. look at buffalo and albany. beautiful day for you. now, those thunderstorms, they weren't just in new england. they were back here around chicago. southern wisconsin. and numerous isolated strong storms throughout much of kentucky down there to the carolinas. in all, 348 reports of severe weather yesterday. that's wind damage and large hail. not many tornados. this morning, we're pretty much dry throughout the east, but we are thankful for the heavy rain moving through northern indiana. indiana has been one of the worst states for the drought, along with arkansas. and we're getting drenched in northern indiana this morning. this is welcomed rainfall. we had rain last night in indianapolis just a little bit. we're talking about areas desperate f
, baltimore, howard county, around columbia, elcotty and f city and that's where the higher rainfall totals are expected right now, between 1 and 2 inches of rain. you can see that little area in purple there does extend down into d.c. so once again, we're going to see these areas of heavy rain come through. we have the storms up to our north. we're watching closely, these making their way southeastward into carroll county and frederick but we have two lines to the west. one here coming off of i-81 and moving eastward and another powerful line this one from pittsburgh down to charleston, west virginia and in eastern parts of kentucky too. powerful line here where they've issued a severe thunderstorm watch. that's what i'm expecting between 7:00 and 11:00. stormy conditions. temperatures will be cooling off and we'll start tomorrow in the mid-70s but it's going to be humid and sticky again. all through the day tomorrow we're going to start with the showers and get a little bit of a break. then more thunderstorms for the afternoon and 80% chance into early saturday morning with very hot condi
in the city and feels like 100 for annapolis. baltimore right now, feels like 99 degrees. so, spotty storms around at 7:00. once the sun sets most of the storms, and we're not talking a lot, but spotty. they begin to weaken and fall a part. the temperatures stay well-warm and muggy, on through the evening hours. the heat building at least for the next couple of days, but there is relief to the heat in our five-day forecast. >> that is good to hear. thank you, see you soon. >>> don't forget the fox 5 weather app. supereasy to download on your iphone or ipad and you can find it on www.myfoxdc.com. >> coming up, a woman claimed she was abused by george zimmerman as a child. >> a top official steps down in the wake of a band hazing scandal at a historically black university. >> if you have a story idea, call us at 2028953000 or send us an e-mail to www.fox5tips@wttg.com. com. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. [romney singing]: oh beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountains majesty, above the fruited plain, america, america, god shed his grace on thee
... from the baltimore housing authority... learns his fate!myranda ... stephens...é live.... with... how much time... he'll spend... in prison .../ and... why... city officials say... taxpayers' dollars... were never in danger. 50-year-old keith daughtry of washington, d.c. was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison wednesday... after he pled guilty to stealing more than one-point- four million dollars from the baltimore housing authority! authorities say daughtry and his accomplice - william darden - transferred money from a baltimore housing authority bank account into a bank account they set up under a fake contracting company. authorities say they stole more than one-point-four million dollars... from july to september 2010! prosecutors say darden had access to the b-h-a account because he was a landlord in one of its section-8 housing programs. b-h-a officials - who actually identified the scheme and reported it to the feds - say it was the bank that lost money, not the b-h-a. 1529 we have built in protections that ensure that the
city art, a talented wire walker who started teaching adult circus and dance classes in baltimore about a year ago. >> reporter: and i noticed that there is really no circus school in baltimore. sowe decided it was time to change that. >> reporter: there's tumbling and pyramids. you can learn how to juggle, too. baltimoreans are finding their circus skills here. >> the community has been so warm and welcoming. we've had a lot of great students come in, very enthusiastic and just excited that we offer this. >> reporter: jennifer styles is taking chinese acrobatic classes. >> when you go to the gym, you're kind of on your own. here, it's a team environment. it's more fun. you're having fun while you're doing it. >> reporter: and doing this takes time and a commitment. for circus performers like erica, it's their life. >> you're just always worrying about your weight, about your body, worrying about making sure that you're better than everyone else. but if you love it, it's not a problem. you get to do what you love every day. >> reporter: and every day in the circus business, you never kn
city, philadelphia, baltimore, washington, d.c., norfolk, virginia and back towards chicago and detroit. and cincinnati. all these areas another scorcher of a day. take a look at your temps where you are right now. the heat indices right now. factor in the humanity, -- humidity. 87 in st. louis. this has just gone on and on and when your overnight temperatures don't cool down, your house doesn't cool down and that causes the big big problems. take a look at your forecast for the day today. obviously all about heat in the areas of the northeast. today likely the warmest day we have seen so far this year. so a very very hot one. we will see a few pop-up thunderstorms because it's also humid with it. by the afternoon, a front is going to move through at least across areas like boston, hartford in towards new york city by this evening and drop temperatures but we will see some big significant storms, down to the southeast, also hot, we will see some very significant showers and thunderstorms as well. but look at that 106 in wichita. and into the northern plains, this is where you can start
it if it drops those temps a little bit. yellow includes big cities like baltimore, philadelphia, new york, and up towards hartford, connecticut the threat for severe weather today. likely some very strong winds will be the worst of it we saw what those winds can do with that big directional event we had last week in d.c. we could be talking about nasty weather here. the fortunate side is behind that there is cooler air moving. in tomorrow you see the temps there towards chicago, down to around 83. same with cleveland. and we are still warm here across areas a little bit in towards ohio valley. by the time we get towards the day on monday. that should say monday there. sorry about that going to be cooling down for a lot of people. temps back into the 80's, back where we should be, out across the west. there is improvement coming but we have got to get to the day on monday and then a big imprvment. in fact, much of the next week for the eastern part of the country is looking absolutely beautiful so we'll take it it be careful for the rest of this weekend. guys? >> movie theater. i don't kno
oklahoma city to baltimore. record breaking heat now linked to two deaths in chicago. this as severe storms ripped through tennessee killing two people and knocking out power to thousands. >>> and thanks but no thanks. the lifeguard fired who leaving his zone for a rescue was offered his job back. why did he turn it down? we'll explain today, july 6th, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm natalie morales. >> i'm willie geist in for matt. more on this morning's jobs reported in a moment. meantime the brutal heat wave that's gripped much of this nation expected finally to come to an end this weekend. >> you may be feeling the impact of the summer scorcher long after this weather cools down. we'll explain straight ahead. >> new details on that fourth of july tragedy off new york's long island, three children killed when a yacht capsized. this morning we'll hear from the man who was operating the boat at the time and lost his nephew in the accident. >>> then on a lighter note, we'll s
the jfx to get into the city though fortunately no delays from the beltway all the way downtown to east fayette street. a live look in downtown baltimore right now where repairs continue on that massive water main break. it continues to shut down light street between baltimore street and lombard street. use mass transit if you can and other alternates include hopkins place or even fayette street. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. stay with us, there's much more coming up on "good morning maryland." [ male announcer ] want the most enjoyment from your home entertainment? here's the perfect solution. switch to a verizon fios triple play and upgrade your entertainment equipment with our 100% fiberoptic network and whole home solution, including a high-speed wireless router, plus a new multi room dvr and new hd set top box free for 12 months. hurry. switching has never been easier with the fios whole home solution. upgrade your home with one easy package. call 1.888.get.fios. contact the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. welcome to life on fio
in the program. >> just outside of new york city, the actual temperature yesterday was about 104 in newark new jersey. the temperature in baltimore maryland was about 107 in that direction. so it takes big storms to break the heat. [ beads rattling ] [ male announcer ] spearmint that tingles as you chew. stimulate your senses. 5 gum. now in micro pack. if you have copd like i do you know how hard it can be to breathe and what that feels like. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open a full 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. and it's steroid-free. spiriva does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek immediate medical help if your breathing suddenly worsens your throat
to an all time low all while the department received less money from city hall. i'm reporting downtown, back to you on tv hill, jessica. >> thanks. >>> in brake light -- baltimore county police are investigating a double shooting. police were called just after midnight. they found two people suffering from gunshot wounds. one was pronounced dead. >>> hazmat crews respond to bwi after an emergency landing sends two flight attendants the hospital. authorities say at some point a flight attendant became sick. when the flight landed a second attendant became ill. the hazmat team says the sickness was triggered by a cleaning agent. no other passengers or crews were sickened. >>> up next actor bryan cranson í has drama >>> how can you not move when you hear that song? >> very good job. >> challenge you to not dance to mj. welcome back to "cbs this morning." bryan cranston entertained us for years and made history as the first performer on cable to win three emmys in a row as outstanding lead actor. >> now he's back for one more season as a chemistry teacher turned meth dealer in "breakin
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